Assuming only the most basic knowledge of the physics of fluids, this book aims to equip the reader with a sound understanding of fluid power systems and their uses in practical engineering. In line with the strongly practical bias of the book, maintenance and trouble-shooting are covered, with particular emphasis on safety systems and regulations.
Table of Contents
Preface; Applications of pneumatics and hydraulics in industry * Basic principles of fluid power systems * Features and characteristics of pneumatic and hydraulic systems * Components, equipment and plant symbols * Fluid power generation, supply and distribution * Control valves I - types and principles of operation * Control valves II - types and principles of operation * Actuators * Pneumatic and hydraulic circuits and arrangement of components * Electro-pneumatics and electro-hydraulics * Fluid power measurement systems * Troubleshooting and maintenance * Basic principles of fluid power control * Emergency shutdown and safety systems * Health and Safety at Work * Appendix 1, Answers to revision questions; Appendix 2, City and Guilds specimen examination questions; Appendix 3, Institution of Plant Engineers relevant technical guides; Appendix 4, Standards and standardisation organisation relevant fluid power; Appendix 5, Bar litres calculations * Index.
An excellent introduction to the basic principles and practical applications of fluid power.,ASLIB Book Guide ...A must read for any mechanical engineering student.,Executive Engineer